Life is full of unpredictable moments, especially when you have kids. But, for us parents, we wouldn’t have it any other way. The good news is, establishing routines and habits can help you take some control over your life and ease anxiety. One of the most important places you should focus on is your finances. Creating financial security for your family will give you peace of … [Read more...] about Three Crucial Ingredients to Creating Financial Security for Your Family
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Taking care of a family is hard enough, but managing the finances can seem next to impossible. Not only do you want to give them everything you can, but you also want to do it all without breaking the bank. Here are 10 ways to create and manage a budget that you can stick to that provides your family with what they need. 1. Track Your Spending Habits. There are several … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Manage Your Household Budget
This following post is written in partnership with Bloomwell. As parents we do everything we can to protect our children. But there is one super important thing that many of us put off doing, and that’s obtaining legal documents to protect our children if we are away from home (like when we use a babysitter or a relative to watch the children), have an accident or serious … [Read more...] about The Legal Docs You Need To Protect Your Family
Lately, we’ve been on the birthday circuit. Today was a 2-year-old’s Thomas-the-Train celebration, tomorrow is a 3-year-old pony riding extravaganza, and next weekend 6-year-old twins are celebrating with a gymnastics party. I love birthday parties. When Ava gets invited, it reassures me that she is popular and I can look forward to eating the piece of cake she decapitates by … [Read more...] about $50K For A Three-Year-Old’s Birthday Party!?
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. Every time the phone rings I hold my breath and hope that it's my brother calling to tell me that his wife, Julie, is in labor and that my new little niece, Skylar, will soon be born. I can hardly wait to hold her and to watch my brother step into the role of being a daddy. I have watched him be an amazing … [Read more...] about My Best Parenting Advice: You Can Never Spoil a Child With Love